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Old Dec 7, 2011, 11:51 AM   #81
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Yes faliiine- the kit you mention will work- though I couldn't vouch for the quality of the close up lenses- maybe just find the adapter on it's own and source out the lens/filter of your choice. There is also a 58mm version...
http://www.lensmateonline.com/store/sx20sx10sx1.php

Thank you so much Simon, I think I'll do just that.

And to keep to the topic, A picture of my cat, Navi.
[taken with the Sx40 HS, obviously ]
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Old Dec 7, 2011, 10:22 PM   #82
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Exposure 0.003 sec (1/320)
Aperture f/5.8
Focal Length 134.5 mm
ISO Speed 1600
Exposure Bias 0 EV
Flash Off, Did not fire
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Old Dec 11, 2011, 6:24 AM   #83
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Dec 10 2011 Lunar Eclipse

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
Exposure 1
Aperture f/5.8
Focal Length 150.5 mm
ISO Speed 800
Exposure Bias 0 EV
Flash Off, Did not fire
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Old Dec 11, 2011, 8:24 AM   #84
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ok i know i this may be one of the dumbest post ever!! i have just purchased this camera and love it so far, takes awesome pics!! but i have tried every setting and everything else to get a closeup pic or a pic of my child and have the blurred background and can not achieve it!!! please help!!! i have looked at all the settings that you posted and tried to achieve something but come up with nothing!! when i say help i mean like i need to know everything in th settings!! thanks so much!!
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Old Dec 11, 2011, 2:09 PM   #85
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Hi linds'- not dumb....lol
Due to the size of sensors in compacts and bridge cameras,a shallow depth of field is harder to achieve.
However- I would shoot in aperture priority and open it up to its widest setting(lowest "f" number- 2.7 in the case of this Canon at wide-angle setting).
Basically get as close to your subject as you can- making the ratio of distance between you and the subject and you and the background as large as possible.
Stepping back a bit and zooming in a bit can also have a similar effect.
See this pic of a Baileys bottle- taken from 5 feet away and zoomed in with widest aperture available at that zoom setting- f/5 in this case- and moved to the left to display background.
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thanks so much!! i tried this and it turned out ok, not as great as yours though lol!! i can't wait to get outside tomorrow and keep trying, practice makes perfect!! thanks so much for taking the time to help me!!!!
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Old Dec 12, 2011, 6:22 AM   #87
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Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
Exposure 0.002 sec (1/500)
Aperture f/5.8
Focal Length 150.5 mm
ISO Speed 100
Exposure Bias 0 EV
Flash Off, Did not fire
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Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
Exposure 0.008 sec (1/125)
Aperture f/5.8
Focal Length 150.5 mm
ISO Speed 200
Exposure Bias 0 EV
Flash Off, Did not fire
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